Counting the cost of the US government shutdown
As the partial closure of the US government is set to become the longest ever, its immediate impact on the economy is negligible the American central banks says. But an extended shutdown could prove a drag.
Investors snub CBN auction, sells only N39bn worth of OMO bills
The Central Bank of Nigeria only sold 39 billion naira via an OMO auction on Wednesday although the total amount on offer was 100 billion naira.
India’s central bank signals truce with government
India’s central bank signaled a compromise with the government by agreeing to study a demand for sharing a part of its capital. Mohan Guruswamy, a former finance ministry official and now chairman of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in New Delhi, weighs in with Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
Libyans buy foreign currency after government-imposed measures
Libyans head to the banks to buy foreign currency through a bank card mechanism imposed by the Central Bank, a month after the U.N.-backed authorities imposed fees on foreign currency transactions.
MTN moves to secure assets in Nigeria
South African Telecoms firm, MTN Group says it has applied to Nigeria's High Court to restrain the country's Central Bank and the Attorney General from taking further action over its assets in Nigeria.
Why it might be time to get defensive in fixed income
Daniel Ivascyn says it’s time to take a more “cautious and defensive” strategy with the $113.7 billion Pimco Income Fund. He says he is taking the tack as central banks move away from accommodating policies that have buttressed markets since the 2008 financial crisis.
Bitcoin could break the internet, Central Bank overseer says
Bloomberg's Christine Harvey takes a look at some of the big stories of the day on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East."
Problematic Dollar causes strong Euro, says Saravelos
George Saravelos, global co-head of FX research at Deutsche Bank, discusses the rise of a strong euro resulting from a questionable dollar in 2018 and what it could mean for the European Central Bank.
Japanese inflation picks up
Japanese inflation unexpectedly picked up in November but prices are still rising at less than half the rate targeted by the central bank.